Dear McAuliffe Families,

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time.  On behalf of the McAuliffe Parent Teacher Association (PTA), welcome to the 2014-15 school year!  The purpose of the PTA is to support the faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly our students. Our executive board and committee chairs have been very busy this summer planning and fine-tuning the programs and activities that will make this a fabulous year for our children. Some of our goals for the year are to continue to provide classroom support to our staff, coordinate afterschool programs and fund cultural art assemblies. We also plan to provide educational workshops for parents and fun, family-friendly events throughout the year. In order to be successful, McAuliffe needs the support and involvement of our families, faculty, staff, and community business leaders. Please show your support by becoming a member of the McAuliffe Elementary School PTA.

We have a busy month of September planned! We held our first PTA Meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. See minutes from the meeting here.

The Go Green Back to School Picnic will be held on Friday, September 5th from 6:00-8:00pm. Join us for this fun FREE event and see old friends and meet some new ones while enjoying lots of fun games, activities, crafts and yummy food. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sarah Barrett at sarahfbarrett@msn.com or 301-452-7104. Click HERE for more information.

Our Fall Fundraiser will begin on August 29th.  We are excited to be working with Claire’s Gourmet again this year. They offer a wide variety of delicious desserts, pizzas, sweets and treats!  Be sure to try the samples of some of the products at your child’s Back to School Night! For those who are not interested in purchasing products from Claire’s Gourmet, but would still like to help with our fundraising efforts, we will be providing Direct Donation envelopes for your convenience during this time as well.

This is just the beginning! We have a calendar packed full of great events for this year.  We will also be giving a presentation at all three Back to School Nights explaining a little more about who we are and what we do. 


2 LITER BOTTLES. Additionally, the 4th grade teachers will be in need of clear 2 liter bottles for a project they will be working on in the beginning of the school year. Please save any you may collect between now and September and drop them off to Mrs. Brown’s classroom or the main office.
PTA VOLUNTEERS. Lastly, if you are interested in taking on a more involved role in our PTA this school year, please let me know! We are always looking for committee leaders, extra volunteers and new ideas (example committees: Fall and Spring After-school Clubs, Staff Appreciation, Fall Fundraiser, Communications, Family-night Event Planning, Back to School Picnic Committee, etc!). We are holding a calendar planning meeting next week and we would love input from other PTA members!

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or just want to share an idea. You can also ‘Like’ our Facebook page to keep up with the latest McAuliffe PTA news and events.

We will look forward to a great start to the school year and we can’t wait to have you JOIN THE PTA when we return:)

2014-2015 PTA Exec Board

Sarah Barrett, President. email: sarahfbarrett@msn.com. phone: 301-452-7104

Holly Jankowski, Vice President. email: hollyjankowski@gmail.com

Eliane Bartholazzi, Treasurer. email: beliane@hotmail.com. phone: 301-972-6697

Marianna Kasprzak, Secretary. email: marianna.kasprzak@gmail.com

Minutes from 2013-14 PTA meetings can be found by the following links: